| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
LOS ANGELES Last Mother's Day, Jaret Graham, 14, climbed on the back of an all-terrain vehicle driven by his 12-year-old cousin. As they sped down a paved stretch of country road in west Texas, the 12-year-old lost control, the vehicle went into a ditch...
| May 9, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Democrats have repeatedly said that they hope the minimum wage will be a big issue this election season.
Six months from the midterm elections, their wishes are coming true. House Republicans voted in March to block a bill that would have hiked the...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:25 PM
The next time you visit the grocery store, you may experience sticker shock. Prices for some of your favorite foods, including bacon, coffee and oranges, are on the rise.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail food prices rose in March...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Americans reported they spent more on average each day last month than at any time since 2008, boosted by a Memorial Day spending spree, according to Gallup poll results released Monday.
The self-reported average daily spending of $98 in May was up...
| May 1, 2014
| 3:32 AM
When it comes to economic uncertainty, 2013 was the worst year for Hampton Roads, the director of Old Dominion University's economic forecasting team said after a Wednesday presentation in Newport News. This year should be better for both business and...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Over the last six years, roaring bears and raging bulls both have had their turns to be right about financial markets.
But investing success in the next market phase could be far more about pinpointing individual opportunities than riding a wave.
| May 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Here's a riddle for you: When is a tax cut not a tax cut? Answer: When it happens during a contentious Republican primary race for Anne Arundel County executive.
The current executive, Laura Neuman, proposed her budget for fiscal 2015 last week, and...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Consumer confidence surged this month to its highest level in more than six years as the economy showed signs of emerging from a deep winter chill.
The Conference Board's index, which is one of two key monthly measures of consumer attitudes, increased...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:12 AM
Family Dollar Stores Inc., seeking to reverse declining sales and profit, said on Thursday it is slashing prices to win shoppers, cutting jobs and shutting hundreds of stores. The retailer has more than 50 stores in Hampton Roads, according to an online...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:12 AM
Family Dollar Stores Inc., seeking to reverse declining sales and profit, said on Thursday it is slashing prices to win shoppers, cutting jobs and shutting hundreds of stores. The retailer has more than 50 stores in Hampton Roads, including one on...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:00 AM
The ongoing drought in California could dampen employment growth in coming years and have a ripple effect on several industries in the state, according to a UCLA report released Wednesday.
Economists said in the quarterly forecast that arid conditions...